Distracted driving is dangerous and can lead to a serious Pennsylvania distracted driving accident. According to a recent Virginia Tech study, distracted driving accounts for 80 percent of all car accidents.
How to avoid driving distracted
Fortunately, there are several precautions you can take to help keep you and your family safe, such as:
- Avoid making and receiving calls
- Avoid sending and reading text messages
- Set you GPS course ahead of time
- Adjust your radio dial, air conditioner, or heater before leaving
- Eat before you get behind the wheel
- Avoid using your rear view mirror for grooming purposes
Rushing around because you are late for an appointment can be as equally dangerous. When your mind is focused on being late, you may take your attention off what you are doing behind the wheel, and that can lead to common dangerous mistakes, such as running a stop sign, making an unsafe lane change, and speeding.
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If you or someone you know has been injured in a car accident caused by a distracted driver, contact one of our experienced Pennsylvania car accident attorneys at Cordisco & Saile Law Firm at 215-642-2335.